Skip to comments.Mormon Bishop Takes on Mugger With Samurai Sword
Posted on 04/24/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Mormon bishop was the unlikely hero after stopping a mugging near his home using a 29-inch high carbon steel Samurai sword.
Kent Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt martial arts instructor, came to his neighbours aid when she was attacked outside her property in Salt Lake City.
After being woken up by his 14-year-old son, who had witnessed the attack on Tuesday, the bishop grabbed the weapon he usually trains with before running outside.
The 35-year-old victim was knocked to the ground as she left home for work by a man who had been stalking her. He took her keys and attempted to gain entry to her property. She ran down the street for help before a barefooted Mr Hendrix came to her aid, armed with his trusty samurai sword, and confronted the man.
His eyes got as big as saucers and he kind of gasped and jumped back, he explained. Hes probably never had anyone draw a sword on him before.
The suspect fled the scene in his car but not before the brave bishop memorised his number plate and picked up the lip balm he had dropped.
I yelled at him, Ive got your DNA and Ive got your license plate: You are so done, he said.
The suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in an hour later and was charged with robbery, attempted burglary, trespassing and violation of a stalking injunction.
That kind of thing doesnt happen every day, Hendrix said. Our neighborhood is a pretty quiet place.
Some people have bats they go to I have my sword.
Don`t mess with the Banzai Bishop!
Dude totally looks like Glenn Beck.
Glenn Beck with a Katana!!!
Shikin haramitsu daikomyo Glenn!!! HAI!
Outrageous over-the-top comic book series coming in 3.....2.....1......
This would make Ann Barnhardt smile.
And now another exciting episode of Samurai Morman Bishop
Ban all swords...
Samuria Deli is the best of them
Remember Buck Henry?
Sounds like something Hillary would say to one of Bill's girl friends.
Loved “Samurai Night Fever.”
Mugger will sue this guy for Felony Menacing....
This guy and Gunny (”Mail Call”, the Discovery Channel) should do a show together.
See? Nobody needs a firearm! Forget Jibbering Joe’s shotgun nonsense, get a double-bladed samurai sword, a twelve gauge. If you hear someone outside, go out onto the deck and wave around both blades...if he’s at the door, stab both blades through the door!
I wish the good Bishop had split the perp down the middle.
That would certainly provide a DNA sample ...
(with apologies to the Doobie Brothers)
But every day there’s a new thing comin’
The ways of an Oriental view
The bishop and his buddies
With his samurai sword
That mugger he was lucky that he wasn’t run through.
“Whata we do, Sarge? We got two identical half-suspects.”
Swords continue to be underrated as a self defense option. I’ll keep my guns too of course, but few things say “howdy!” like the glint of a long piece of shiny carbon steel. Not many perps will continue to want to mess with you once it comes out.
BILL: I know this is a ridiculous question before I ask, but you by any chance haven’t kept up with your swordplay?
BUDD: Hell, I pawned that years ago.
BILL: You pawned a Hattori Hanzo sword?
BILL: It was priceless.
BUDD: Not in El Paso it ain’t. In El Pso I got me 250 Dollars for it.
It is a good think the woman who was assaulted didn’t live next door to a Mennonite
Or a Quaker. Or an empty lot.
I liked Chevy Chase’s “Weekend Update” after the “Samurai Deli” skit.
“Character actor Buck Henry had his head cut by a samurai sword from a drug crazed incoherent John Belushi.”
At close quarters, a good sword has some advantages: you don't have to worry about stray bullets hitting innocents, plus you have more control over how bad you're going to hurt the guy (take a thin slice off, or gut him like a trout).
Back when it was good
Even then it was hit or miss.
The first time “the Bees” were funny was when the joke was that they were NOT funny.
“Well Mr. Big TV star. You have highly paid award winning writers to make YOU funny. We have this!” John Belushi tugging at his Bee costume.
A 4th Dan and the best he can do is come up with some Chapstick?
The qualifiers must be a lot easier than what I went thru.
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